Energy positive communities - a community pull solution
Energy positive communities operate on a local sustainable energy system that generates and delivers renewable energy to cover the living and comfort needs within local communities. But the positive impact of such energy systems on local communities goes beyond the delivery of energy services. They also help reduce poverty and stimulate local employment within communities through advancements in health, water supply, education, mobility, etc.
Micro- and mini-grids are a promising system solution for energy positive communities. The concept of these local energy networks differs from application to application: remote off-grid or island application, communities linked to the grid (hybrid mode), campus entities and industrial or commercial applications.
From recent findings to scalability
The objective of the energy discussion at G-STIC 2017 is to build on recent findings for energy positive communities and take them to a level of scalability and replicability. The unique elements we want to bring to this discussion are: